24th Aug 2008
kicking fandom’s ass since 2000
24th Aug 2008
First off, let me say that I absolutely adored this release. Secondly, let me say that there was only one story that even touched upon being BL. Don’t let that stop you from picking up this release, I just want to warn you before you ran out and got this one expecting hot monkey sex.
The one story that was slightly BL revolved around a vampire and his human love. The human lover keeps complaining that the vampire always tastes of other people’s blood and keeps trying to get him to quit feeding. Going so far as to asking him to remove his fangs. Fair warning, the ending is going to tug at your heartstrings. Hell, all of the stories in this collection are going to tug at them. Even I, being a jaded bitch of the highest degree, found myself tearing up more than once at the endings that were more honest than happy.
You know, I don’t always like a happy ending. I like endings that make me think or have the happiness tinged with a bit of melancholy. Those are the stories that stick out in my mind. Fluffy stories are all well and good, but, in the end, they’re utterly forgettable. Top all of that off with the art in this one being completely gorgeous and I am one happy little fangirl.
I’m still not sure why this one was released as a BL title, though. One story and one kiss in an anthology does not a BL release make. I shouldn’t complain. I wouldn’t have found the beauty that is this release if they didn’t send it to me as a BL title. It’s definitely a nice change from the schoolboy angst and salarymen that I’ve been slogging through.
All in all, I’m thrilled with this release. It’s going straight to the keeper shelf. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200. Just go right to the keeper shelf so I can make sure it’s there the next time I want some quality stories.